Discovery teams with Howard, Grazer to form digital studio

April 3 Thu Apr 3, 2014 1:48pm EDT

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April 3 (Reuters) - Discovery Communications , parent company of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and other cable channels, said on Thursday it formed a digital production studio with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, the Hollywood team behind TV shows including "24" and "Arrested Development" and movies such as "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13."

The venture, New Form, will produce scripted shows and other programming aimed at digital users. (Reporting By Ronald Grover)

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